SSFPD Media Release: Attempted Robbery on Miller Avenue

South San Francisco, CA     May 18, 2015   Submitted by SSFPD   SSFPD logo color

On May 13, 2015 at approximately 8:55 PM, a South San Francisco resident parked her car on the 1000 block of Miller Avenue and began walking to her residence nearby. While the female was walking, she was approached from behind by an unknown male who placed his hand over her mouth and attempted to grab her purse from her arm. The victim yelled that she was going to call the police and the suspect fled on foot down Willow Avenue towards Grand Avenue. The victim did not suffer from any injuries and the suspect was not located after an extensive search was conducted.


The suspect is described as a dark skinned male in his late teens to early twenties and approximately between 5’5″ to 5’7″ tall with an average build. The suspect was wearing a red wind breaker type jacket with a hood on and blue jeans.


Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900, the anonymous TIP line at (650) 952-2244, or via email at

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